Try adding a LED strip to your 3D printer for better lighting with this quick and simple solution!
Viewing your 3D print in a room at night with barely any light can be difficult, especially when the light source above you creates a shadow over the print bed. That's the problem that I came across when inspecting prints at SparkFun during odd hours. The quick and simple solution: Add a non-addressable LED strip, switch and power supply to the 3D printer's frame!
The lighting made a big difference when inspecting a print after dark.
|Darkness Starting to Loom Over the Horizon||Print Bed with LEDs Illuminating the Print Area|
If you would like more details about how to add lighting to your 3D printer, check out the tutorial!
Have you added LEDs to a 3D printer's frame? If so, did you add a microcontroller and sensors? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments. Until next time!